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them. >> attorney general eric holder spoke at the naacp convention yesterday and took aim at texas' new voter i.d. law. he called the burdens imposed on the law poll tax those are referenced to the jim crowe era fees that disenfranchised black people. take a look at this. >> many of those without i.d.s would have to travel great distances to get them. and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them. we call those poll taxes. we will be vigilant and we will be strong. but let me be clear. let me be very clear. we will not allow political pretext to disenfranchise american citizens of their most precious rights. >> eugene, this is also playing itself out in my home state, chris' native pennsylvania, where we've all seen the report. 9.2% lack the principle form of the identification supplied by the department, pennsylvania department of transportation. i am hearing that the naacp -- pardon me, aclu will document it's even higher than 9.2% and that the aclu also believes that the state of pennsylvania in defending its voter i.d. law cannot produce one ca
crashed in texas. >>> investigators are awaiting tomorrow's reports from apple. sales are to top with 29 million iphones sold. back to "hardball." >>> back to "hardball." the end of an era in a place known as happy valley. in the advance of the tough punishments handed down against penn state by the ncaa, the statue of the late football coach and hero to many, joe paterno, was wrapped up, taken down. there it is hauled away yesterday. today the school heard their punishment. while penn state are allowed to keep playing football, they won't be allowed to go to bowl games for four years among several other tough edicts. this afternoon the paterno family slammed them from issuing the sanctions based on the louis freeh report. they said they, quote, defame the legacy and contributions of a great coach, they say, the family, an educator without any input from our family or those who knew him best. that's what the paterno family said of the school had done something different. this afternoon i spoke with buzz bizzing -- bissinger about the approval of the statue and sanctions against the unive
states where they are, it's not really blue states. the only one that fits into this is texas and less than 1% of the population of texas is muslim. it's somebody other than the people who live next to me and i can demonize them and demonize barack obama through these people. and the people are being used in that way. it's a very sad kind of statement about where we are in our politics in america that we would choose to do that to people who have done nothing wrong. >> well, making your point, charles, anonymous romney advisers now signal in a paper an interview with buzzfede that the next stage would be ruthless. this is a guy who admitted to cocaine use. he's talking about the president, had a sweetheart deal with his house in chicago, and was associated and worked with rod blagojevich to get valerie jaret appointed to the senate. are you familiar with the florida right, they're florinating our water because they want to get to our minds. >> not for our teeth. >> no, to control our minds. this brings up john mccain to me. one of the things they're saying is john mccain had a lousy ca
days like this 48 years ago. a southern president from texas signed a civil rights act that makes me know good can come if we don't surrender to bad. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> when is a tax not a tax? let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm michael smerconish. what we have here is a failure to communicate. from the moment the supreme court upheld the mandate, republicans say see, president obama raised taxes. but today mitt romney's chief spokesman told our chuck todd, no the mandate is not a tax after all. why would eric fernstrom say that? that means romney raised taxes with his health care plan in massachusetts. this is why rick santorum said romney would be the worst republican to carry the anti-health care reform message into the fall. also we're hearing that chief justice roberts initially planned to strike down the mandate but switched his vote. a look at the inner workers of the supreme court. >>> plus count on seeing the obama campaign keep up their attacks on bain capital. both campaigns admitting the attacks on the business
's do this i am from baltimore south carolina... bloomington, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >>> tomorrow is the first friday of july, that means new jobless numbers will be out. the economy remains the most important issue in the presidential race and the unemployment rate is arguably the single biggest driver of how americans feel about the economy. but get this. americans are more and more optimistic the economy will improve. according to a new cnn poll, six in ten say the economy will be doing well by 2013 versus 39% who say it will be poor. those are the opposite of where the poll stood last october. we'll be right back. this man is about to be the millionth customer. would you mind if i go ahead of you? instead we had someone go ahead of him and win fifty thousand dollars. congratulations you are our one millionth customer. people don't like to miss out on money that should have been theirs. that's why at ally we have the raise your rate 2-
that -- fits into their there is texas and less than 1% of the population of texas is muslim. it is somebody other than the people who live next to me and i can demonize them and can dem demonize barack obama through these people. people are being used in that way. very sad kind of statement about where we are in our politics in america that we would choose to do that to people who have done nothing wrong. >> well, making your p point, romney adviser signalled in a paper, website buzz feed, that the next phase of the romney campaign strategy will be ruthless said one adviser, i mean this is a guy who admitted to cocaine use, talking about the president. had a sweetheart deal with his house in chicago. was associated worked with rod blagojevich to get valerie jarrett appointed to the senate. i guess that didn't work out if it ever happened. joan, are you old enough to remember -- i'm not sure you are, the fight that -- crazy right was -- they are fluradatining or water to control our mind. >> it is ball our minds. chris, you know to go back again, this brings up john mccain to me because one
sanya let's do this i am from baltimore south carolina... bloomington, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >>> latino voters will be key to president obama's hopes especially in key swing states. but gallup polling shows more than half identified as independents. 52% call themselves democrats and just 11% who say they're republicans. when asked which way they lean, the the independents switch to 2-1. we'll be right back. the postal service is critical to our economy, delivering mail, medicine and packages. yet the house is considering a bill to close thousands of offices, slash service and layoff over 100,000 workers. the postal service is recording financial losses, but not for reasons you might think. the problem ? a burden no other agency or company bears. a 2006 law that drains $5 billion a year from post office revenue while the postal service is forced to overpay billions more into federal accounts. house bill 2309 is not the answer. i've got a n
, here was texas congressman today and his thoughts on the tragedy. >> it does make me wonder with all those people in the theatre, was there nobody that was carrying that could have stopped this guy more quickly? >> matt, i know you're a report er, so you may not want to weigh in on this. i've been around guns all my life and when i hear, then i imagine a crowded theatre, with smoke, crowded light, gun shot lights going off and then imagine what would happen if a bunch of people just started firing, even if firing towards the assailant here. those bullets would be going through walls and hitting people. how does he say something this foolish? >> well, i can't speak to that, ron. the only thing i do know is just to go back to what we were saying before, i think part of the reason democratic politicians are kind of cowering on this issue and they just don't want to touch it is there are these misperceptions out in the public as dennis said. there are lots of people who think president obama has passed gun control or has an agenda in his second term to confiscate guns. he's done nothing
, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >>> we're back. 16 months of fighting has left syria war torn. s syrians asking why doesn't the world care? conservative estimates by reuters say 13,000 armed and unarmed opponents of assad have been kill eed along with 4300 security forces. richard engel recently returned from syria where he witnessed the aftermath of a massacre that left 127 dead. in a rare interview, he asked two cousins who had defected from the syrian army what happened when syrian troops rolled into town. >> they started firing on us with all kinds of weapons. >> firing from above, i asked. >> yes, from above. we are surrounded from every side. there was no escape. >> about 15 people give themselves up. the troops tied their hands, lined them up and killed them. >> this cell phone video shows bodies on the floor. some appear to be bound, shot excuse style. they say syrian troops climbed down into the valley to finish off any survivors. >> richar
from baltimore. south carolina... bloomington, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love. this is for everyone back home. it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. i knew it'd be tough on our retirement savings, especially in this economy. but with three kids, being home more really helped. man: so we went to fidelity. we talked about where we were and what we could do. we changed our plan and did something about our economy. now we know where to go for help if things change again. call or come in today to take control of your personal economy. get free one-on-one help from america's retirement leader. . >>> michele bachmann is no stranger to conspiracy theorys and now, she's drummed up a new one. she and four others say the muslim brotherhood has infiltrated the american government. wife of the former new york congressman, still the wife of, anthony weiner. she says she is tied to the radical organization through three family members and one of the country's leading antimuslim conspiracy theorists -- with me now -- an
. bush spent all or part of 490 days at his ranch in texas over eight years in office. not to mention the 487 days at camp david according to knoller. ronald reagan spent almost a year near santa barbara. those trips were a top down directive. in her book "reagan: an american story" adriana bosh talked about something earlier in their time at the white house. deever found the president doing inspecting his schedule which the president lamented didn't include ranch time. deever said that was because of the press being critical of his time outside of washington. his answer. you can tell me a lot of things and i'll do them. but you're not going to tell me the more i get to the ranch. i'm convinced the more auch often i get to the ranch the longer i live. i'm going to the ranch. you can put it in there now. being on vacation doesn't mean the same thing to a president or presidential candidate to the rest of us fop have the job is to always be plugged in or ready to take a call or make a decision. the black briefcase with the launch codes never more than a few feet away from a president. w
administered through the tax code. now, contrast that with mitt romney. it's a texas. it's a penalty. i watched a powerpoint yesterday from 2009 where mitt romney was walking through his health care law, which is almost identical to the president's, well, he was talking about taxing people. so he just needs to figure out what it is on his end. we're pretty clear on our end. >> what are people at the beach taking away from this because we eat, sleep and dring it. most americans are half paying attention. if we're lucky. what are they gleaning? >> nothing. they're at the beach. >> michael's hoping that's so. >> come on, bob. you've been around politics long enough to know that the fourth of july holiday, this is not something that the american people are focused on. this gives the i believe the romney team a window between thousand and the convention to tighten the messaging up here. because it is problematic to bob's point. you could make a technical argument, but when people aren't looking at it technically, they're looking at the words and hearing the words coming out of your mouth. i think th
... bloomington, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. [ female announcer ] letting her home be turned into a training facility? ♪ this olympian's mom has been doing it for years. she's got bounty. in this lab demo, one sheet of new bounty leaves this surface cleaner than two sheets of the leading ordinary brand. bounty has trap and lock technology to soak up big spills and lock them in. let the spills begin. p&g. proud sponsor of the olympic games. >>> following eight months of investigations that encompassed 340 interviews and 3.5 million documents, former fbi director louis freeh today revealed a devastating look to the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. according to the report, the late football coach joe paterno and other top university officials including then-president graham spanier, vice president gary shultz, and athletic director tim curley chose to protect penn state over the welfare of the victims beginning in 1998. here was judge f
, focust sanya let's do this i am from baltimore south carolina... bloomington, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >> define conservatism. as i believe it is fit on four categories of principle. respect important the constitution. respect for life and less government and personal responsibility. >> we're back. that was then 13-year-old right wing wonder kid, jonathan krohn at the 2009 conservative political action conference where he was granted a speaking spot and standing occasion. ovation. he published a book the following year and party leaders like newt gingrich and bill bennett offered blurbs of praise important the book jacket. he was named a finalist to the "time" 100 list of influential leaders. it is another-year-older and wiser, as the saying goes. krohn, now 17, says he's outgrown the conservative label. he joins me now. what always impressed me about your speech was not so much the content as it was the delivery. and it seems to me you had s
. and in a state that has the second highest nra membership, behind only texas, i won three times for governor. 10%, 12% and 21%. so so much -- >> correct me completely. where were you on guns? do you support the second amendment, obviously. and you -- >> of course. >> the right to have a shotgun in your house, i suppose. >> there's no question. handguns, shotguns, all those things. but it is insane for a civilized country to make it legal for a citizen to carry an automatic weapon that can dispose of 60 bullets in a minute. >> it wasn't an automatic weapon. >> a semiautomatic weapon. it doesn't matter. it can shoot 60 bullets. i shot an m-16 in the army. i know what an m-16 can do. it's one purpose. it's to kill people and kill them quickly. we're insane if we let these weapons be legal, imported, sold, or distributed. secondly. we ought to go back to the assault weapon ban on any clip that has more than ten bullets in it. remember, this young man went into gander mountain and bass pro to buy his glock, his semiautomatic glock and his semiautomatic ar-15. there's no way that any -- there are gun
, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. i knew it'd be tough on our retirement savings, especially in this economy. but with three kids, being home more really helped. man: so we went to fidelity. we talked about where we were and what we could do. we changed our plan and did something about our economy. now we know where to go for help if things change again. call or come in today to take control of your personal economy. get free one-on-one help from america's retirement leader. wouldn't it be nice if there was an easier, less-expensive option than using a traditional lawyer? well, legalzoom came up with a better way. we took the best of the old and combined it with modern technology. together you get quality services on your terms, with total customer support. legalzoom documents have been accepted in all 50 states, and they're backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. so go to legalzoom.com today and see for yourself. it's law that just makes sense. >>> we're back. illino
this i am from baltimore south carolina... bloomington, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love this is for everyone back home it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >>> we're back. remember when alan west said this? >> i believe it was about 70, 80, members of the communist party. >> it looks like something his office rather you forgot. a new report in buzz feed shows members of the house of representatives and that your offices have been scrubbing unflattering quotes from their wikipedia pages. although wikipedia added the communist line back in. andrew kosinski is the reporter from buzz feed that broke the story. he joins me now with msnbc contributor and author of my father at 100, ron reagan. andrew, how do we know that the members of congress are the ones making the alterations? >> basically, all members of congress share the ip address which for people that don't know is kind of a number that shows where your computer is located and all the members of the house of representatives share the same number. i searched th
, california... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love. this is for everyone back home. it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >>> michele bachmann's a fool in the fact that she's on the intelligence committee. you know, it's mind boggling. but newt gingrich should actually know better. he actually has a sense of history of the country. you know, what he's doing here, it's just despicable. shame on him. >> welcome back to "hardball." steve schmidt add him to the list of people denouncing bachmann for her assertion that muslim moles may have infiltrated the state department. and took down gingrich for defending bachmann too. >> it was headlined the define miss m. loaded with sarcasm. thank you. your column today was unusually focused on your characterization. not a lot of reporting in it, but a very strong characterization of this person in our political lives. who is she? michelleback man, politically in 2012. >> who is she? she represents the far right of the republican party as best i can tell. i mean, what interested me in what i wanted t
... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love. this is for everyone back home. it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. nah. [ dennis' voice ] i bet he's got an allstate agent. they can save you up to 30% more by bundling your policies. well his dog's stupid. [ dennis' voice ] poodles are one of the world's smartest breeds. are you in good hands? >>> we're back. michele bachmann has drummed up a new conspiracy theory. she and other members say the muslim brotherhood has infiltrated the federal government. she has attacked huma abedin, wife of the former new york congressman anthony weiner. still the wife of. she says abedin is tied to the muslim organization through three family members. as for bachmann's source, one of the leading anti-muslim conspiracyists. with me now is brian levin and ron reagan. author of "my father at 100." thank you for joining us. brian, you're an expert at this. to get this straight, her basis for saying huma abedin who works close to hillary clinton, secretary of state, is in the muslim brotherhood is based in somet
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